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Irradiated chicken sales

Regarding the article "Sale of Irradiated Chicken Due, but Feathers Ruffled," Nov. 17: I take issue with Michael Colby, of Food and Water Inc., who says that consumers will not have a choice regarding the sale of irradiated chicken. Consumers do have a choice when purchasing chicken that has not been labeled as irradiated. The most obvious choice is to only buy chicken products that have been labeled as specifically not irradiated. If food and drug processors are not ashamed of irradiation, they should display the fact voluntarily so that our choices as consumers can be just that. Peter S. Ross, Bridport, Vt.

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